By Gwen Harwood, Gregory Kratzmann
Gwen Harwood (1920-1995) is without doubt one of the most sensible enjoyed Australian poets of the 20th century - and a fierce prankster, who released poems less than half-a-dozen names and identities. through turns poignant, sensuous and mischievous, passionately musical, her poetry is marked through certain intelligence and a quicksilver, anti-authoritarian wit. This new choice of her poetry from 1943 to her loss of life makes the whole diversity of the paintings obtainable for the 1st time to poetry-lovers within the northern hemisphere. With an advent by means of the best Harwood critic Gregory Kratzmann and the Australian poet Chris Wallace-Crabbe, who corresponded with Harwood, the choice contains hitherto little-known paintings besides poems that have develop into a part of the relevant canon of Australian poetry.